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Glorious Gujarat Tour 16 Days

 

Itinerary: ST3

Day 1 Arrive Mumbai
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel Ambassador.

Day 2 Mumbai
Morning excursion to Elephanta Caves. Afternoon city tour visiting Prince of Wales Museum, Jain Temples, Hanging Gardens etc.

Day 3 Mumabi/Bhuj
Late morning transfer to airport to connect flight to Bhuj. Met on arrival at airport and transfer to Kutch Safari Lodge. Afternoon drive to DSP office to get necessary permit to visit BANNI VILLAGES. Later visit the Katchh Museum which, built in 1877, is the oldest museum in Gujarat. Overnight in Bhuj.

Day 4 Bhuj
Full day visit to BANNI VILLAGES
SUMRASER ( NORTH SIDE ): To see Scoof embroidery done by Harijan & Soda community
NIRONA (NORTH SIDE ) To see bell making & Rogan art by Khatri Muslim community, and also see lacer work by Vandh community
DHORDO (NORTH SIDE ) To see Jat community working on Muthwa embroidery & visit their village
LUDIYA (NORTH SIDE ) To see wood carving & painted houses of Harijan community.
KHAVDA (NORTH SIDE ): To see Ajarak print & painted pottery work done by Muslim Khatri community
HODKO & DUMADO (NORTH SIDE ) : To see the leather work & patch work embroidery by Harijan community

Day 5 Bhuj/Gondal
Morning drive (260kms/7-8hrs) to Gondal en-route visiting Wankaner Palace. On arrival transfer to hotel Orchard Palace / Riverside Palace.

Day 6 Gondal
Morning visit Navlankha museum, Vintage and Classic Car Collection museum & Palace. Afternoon visit Ayurvedic Pharmacy and Khadigram Udyog.

Day 7 Gondal/Sasan Gir
Morning drive (125kms/5-6hrs) to Sasan Gir, en-route visiting Junagarh. On arrival transfer to Lion Safar Camp or Gir Birding Lodge.

Day 8 Sasan Gir
Morning & afternoon park rides.

Day 9 Sasan Gir/Diu
Morning drive (120kms/4-5hrs) to Diu, en-route visiting Somnath Temple. On arrival transfer to Radhika Beach Resort. Later visit Diu. Afternoon to relax on the beach.

Day 10 Diu/Bhavnagar
Morning drive (225kms/7-8hrs) to Bhavnagar, en-route visiting Palitana. On arrival transfer to hotel Neelam Bagh Palace.

Day 11 Bhavnagar
Day return trip (80kms) to Velavadar National Park, one of the best areas for blackbuck viewing in India. Velavadar is the winter roosting ground for a large number of Montagu, Pallid and Marsh harrier. Look for other wildlife like Wolf, Nilgai, Indian fox, Jungle cat, Hare, etc

Day 12 Bhavnagar/Dasada
Morning drive (230kms/6hrs) to Dasada. On arrival transfer to Rann Riders lodge. Afternoon jeep safari through the vast salt pan to view Wild Ass.

Day 13 Dasada/Ahmedabad
Morning jeep safari in Wild Ass Sanctuary. Afternoon drive (90kms/2hrs) to Ahmedabad. On arrival transfer to Hotel Sarovar Portico.

Day 14 Ahmedabad
Morning half day city tour visiting Calico Museum*, Gandhi Ashram, Adalaj Stepwell and Serkhaj Na Roza. Afternoon free.

Day 15 Ahmedabad/Mumbai
Morning half day city tour visiting Jumma Masjid, Siddi Syed Mosque, Teen Darwaja, Dada Hari ni Vav & Shreyaes Museum. Afternoon transfer to airport to connect flight to Mumbai. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel Ambassador.

Day 16 Mumbai

NB:
1) All distances & time to cover, are approximate.
2) Hotel check in/out time: 12 noon

Tour cost includes:

  • Twin sharing ‘standard room’ accommodation for a total of 15 nights, based on the hotels & meal plan envisaged below.
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursions as mentioned by an air condition Toyota Innova (2 to 4 pax) or Tempo Traveller micro bus (5 to 8 pax).
  • An English speaking local guide for the sightseeing in Mumbai
  • An accompanied English speaking guide from Bhuj to Ahmedabad (including his boarding & lodging expenses).
  • Entrance fee to the places of interest, National Park & sanctuaries.
  • Two jeep safaris each in Gir National Park & Dasada wild Ass sanctuary.
  • All presently prevailing taxes such as luxury tax on room, VAT on meals, road & toll tax on vehicle and 3.09% Govt. Service Tax (GST) on the total package cost.

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Any airfare, airport tax, any meals, items of personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, telecom charges, still/video camera fee, personal insurance, tips etc.
  • 10 to 25% supplement imposed by some of the resorts/hotels during Chrismas & New Year (i.e. from 23rd Dec to 3rd Jan) & Diwali holidays (falls during Oct or Nov)
  • Any unforeseen expenses to be incurred for the reasons beyond our control, like flight delay/cancellation, strikes/local unrest, vehicle breakdown, mishap/accident etc.

Hotels envisaged below or similar (3/4 star):

City

Hotel’s Name

Number of nights

Meal Plan

Website

Mumbai

Ambassador

3

Bed & breakfast

www.ambassadorindia.com

Bhuj

Kutch Safari

2

Breakfast & Dinner

www.kutchsafaribhuj.com

Gondal

Orchard Palace

2

Bed & breakfast

www.gondalpalaces.com

Sasan Gir

Lion Safari Camp

2

All meals (AP)

www.campsofindia.com 

Diu

Radhika Beach Resort

1

Bed & breakfast

www.radhikaresort.com

Bhavnagar

Nilambagh Palace

2

Bed & breakfast

www.nilambagpalace.com

Dasada

Rann Riders

1

All meals (AP)

www.campsofindia.com

Ahmedabad

Sarovar Portico

2

Bed & breakfast

www.sarovarhotels.com

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